Tybee Wine Festival
May 4-6, 2017
Sip international wines and sample fresh coastal seafood and other culinary delights at the Tybee Wine Festival. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit historic Tybee Post Theater. The Tybee Wine Festival is one of the Tybee Post Theater’s major fundraising events. Now in its 9th year, the Festival will feature fun and unique wine and food experiences, combined with extraordinary live musical performances – all taking place within the beautiful surroundings of Tybee Island, just a few miles east of Historic Savannah, GA.
The Art of Pairing, Thurs., May 4th, at the Tybee Island Social Club beginning at 7pm. The Art of Pairing is an intimate five-course wine-tasting dinner that pairs the perfect wines with each course, from appetizers through dessert. Kurtis Schumm, the talented co-owner and chef of the Tybee Island Social Club, plans and prepares the dinner. A sommelier will be on hand to guide guests through the courses as they explain the dynamics of each culinary and wine selection. It’s a wonderfully intimate evening of fine wining and dining at this wildly popular Tybee restaurant. This event always sells out early, so get your tickets soon. $80
Viva l’Italia!, Fri., May 5th, at the Tybee Post Theater from 7-10 pm. Indulge yourself in an early evening of Italian wines from different regions in Italy without leaving Tybee Island! Taste your way through some of Italy’s most famous wine regions including Tuscany, Piedmont, and Marche, accompanied by some light Italian hors d’oeuvres, and then take your seat inside the historic Tybee Post Theater for an unbelievable concert from internationally renowned vocal band, Poperazzi, featuring tenors George DeMott and Cody Shawn Gay and soprano Janien Valentine. Their original style is uplifting and energetic with performances that are not only relevant to today’s Pop-Opera genre but groundbreaking in its originality.
Poperazzi’s Italian show, they call “Viva Italia,” features a captivating and varied span of musical styles celebrating the music of Italy and songs popularized by Italian Americans. The show is delighting audiences with Symphony Pops Orchestras performances across the United States and Canada, and has been featured on a PBS broadcast. $50
Grand Wine Tasting, Sat., May 6th, at the Tybee Island Light Station from 3-6pm. The Grand Wine Tasting is the Festival’s signature event featuring more than 100 international wines and samplings from the menus of our favorite Tybee restaurants and a few others nearby. This beautiful spring afternoon event set on the spacious grounds of the historic Tybee Light Station also features live music on our festival stage, a spectacular silent auction, and, as always, a commemorative 2017 Tybee Wine Festival wine glass to take home. So, bring your beach chair or blanket, relax on the Lighthouse lawn and enjoy this May afternoon of good food, fine wine and lots of fun! $65;
NEW: VIP Grand Wine Tasting Ticket. Gain early entry to your exclusive VIP tent, furnished with tables and chairs, and enjoy additional VIP-only food tastings and special wines and cocktails not available in the main festival area. VIP $90
Poperazzi Encore, Sat., May 6th, 8 pm Elegant, versatile, entertaining, and sexy; these are just some of the words used to describe the dynamic vocal trio, “Poperazzi,” From Opera to Rock, Pavarotti to Jersey Boys, Sinatra to The Rolling Stones, these young, sexy, and versatile entertainers are like a classic Vegas martini, performing a delicate musical mix of opera with a twist! $25